Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has called on Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to officially declared his ambition for a second term of office.
The Speaker stated this in Moro Local Government Area during a stakeholders engagement meeting on Tuesday.
The call is coming three days after the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Sunday Fagbemi, disclosed that the Governor would run for the office come 2023.
According to Yakubu-Salihu, it is time the Governor to officially declare his second term ambition, adding that the stakeholders in Kwara North are ready and willing to support him.
The speaker who is the state number three citizen described the ongoing agitation for the 2023 seat by politicians from the district as dead on arrival.
He said: “This is a stakeholders engagement to interact with our people from their respective wards in the from the five local governments that make up Kwara North Senatorial District.
“From our interactions, it is time Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to officially declare his second term ambition.
“We are ready to deliver bloc votes for him come 2023 because he has touched all the senatorial district with projects.
“The Governor has taught us what politics means in Kwara North with his performance and I know more are still coming as the Head of the state legislature once the budget has been passed.
“Yes, we know there are agitations going on from some people in the district, but they are association of failed politicians who are gathering to come on board through the backdoor now to take us back to the era of underdevelopment. But our people are saying no to that.”
He appealed to the people to go and collect their PVCs as the election approaches.
In his remarks, the senator representing Kwara North, Umar Sidiq said governance is all about service and making the people happy which the Governor has successfully done for the people since his emergence.
“That is why we are solidly behind him for his second term and we promise massive support from all the stakeholders from the district,” he said.
For his part, a top leader of the party Moro and former House of Assembly member, Hon Ibrahim Iliasu revealed that the district has resolved to support the Governor despite agitation from other politicians in the region.
“They asked why we’re supporting Abdulrazaq for 2nd term despite agitations from Kwara North.
“The reason is simple and it is because we have benefited from this Governor more than any previous administrations in the state and we don’t want that to stop”, he declared.